Tuesday, 26 April 2011

If You Enjoy Sewing...

You'll love this NEW KIT from CRAFT QUEEN.             You get all these...

...To make all these!

For all details, and to order your own kit, click HERE

Friday, 22 April 2011

Just the Three of Us

That's the title/theme I went with for this month's entry into the INKURABLE STAMPERS challenge blog.   You can find all the details HERE       The colours I chose to play with were turquoise, brown and white.
I started by cutting a piece of turquoise coloured card 6" x 4" and I decided to use a couple of Crafter's Workshop 6 x 6 templates/stencils (Mini Harlequin and Mini Numbers Collage) I bought at last weeks Craft and Quilt show and some white acrylic paint to create my background.     I then sponged some Vintage Photo DI around the edges, and added some crackle medium to the top edges, letting it drip randomly.    When this was all dry I added the three Stampotique images which I had stamped with the same ink and mounted with foam tape.    The letter stickers are Carolee's in Chocolate brown, and the number 3 is a Collections cb piece painted with brown acrylic paint and covered with crackle medium.    I also used a bit of THIS brown ribbon.    

I hope you're having a nice Easter break, and if you get a chance there's still time to play along with this fun challenge, and a chance to win some Fabulous Prizes.    

Easter Cards

All the above were made for CRAFT QUEEN, where you can find the beautiful wooden BUTTONS as well as the gorgeous RIBBONS, and PAPERS.  
I'd like to wish you a very happy and safe Easter, enjoy the break wherever you happen to be, and as always, thank you for taking the time to visit (and comment)     Until next time, go forth and create : )

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

A Crafty Bookmark

I've been so busy lately that I've really struggled to set time aside to play, let alone post about it here...But here is my entry for a brand new Challenge Blog over at CRAFTY INDIVIDUALS.      I've used a STAMPBORD square piece, as well as the following stamps from CRAFTY INDIVIDUALS, butterflies, and Once Upon a Time
I started by trimming a piece of leather using a couple of Alterations dies, painting the strip with some white acrylic paint, and stamping the butterflies using jet black Archival ink.      I then covered a square piece of STAMPBORD with red StaZon ink, and I stamped the Once Upon a Time image twice, once onto a scrap piece of cardstock, and a second time onto the STAMPBORD square.       I highlighted the little girl image with a scratch tool and covered the square with a coat of DM.      The words were cut out and matted with some pp, and the fabric flowers were cut out using another Alterations die, with a gem brad as a finishing touch.         This bookmark has now gone to a new home : )   And if you have some time to spare, make sure you visit the CRAFTY INDIVIDUALS blog.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Australian Quilt Convention and Expo

If you live in Melbourne, the Australian Quilt Convention and Expo will be on April 14- 17, at the Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Gardens.   To check their website and see the list of exhibitors, click HERE
I'm hoping to have a catch-up with Nicole (owner of CRAFT QUEEN) who is one of the many traders taking part in the Expo.     I'm not a quilter, but I do love fabrics and all things craft, so I'm really looking forward to this show...If you are going to this show, make sure you pop in and say hello to Nicole : )

Sunday, 3 April 2011

New Tutorial

I have a new tutorial over at the CRAFT QUEEN blog,  HERE

Friday, 1 April 2011

New Card Kit

The new April card kit is available now from CRAFT QUEEN, you can view it HERE, and purchase it from HERE...In the meantime, here are some close-ups of this beautiful kit:

And while you're there, have a look at all the other card kits available, there's nothing like giving a hand-made card to show you care  : )